Taraba - The recent declaration of Aisha Jummai Al-hassan as the duly elected Governor of Taraba State is a victory for democracy and a triumph of the people’s will.
This is according Tijjani Aliyu, the National Woman Leader and President of the Women Wing: Council of African Political Parties.
“It is a clear affirmation that no matter how long it takes, never will the verdict on the people during elections be manipulated against their popular choice as expressed through the ballot box. Indeed, by the ruling, it has been proven that in a true democracy, sovereignty ultimately resides with the inviolable will of the people. As such, justice delayed is justice denied,” said Aliyu.
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Her sentiments follow the ruling by the Taraba State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal. It makes Jummai the country’s first female elected governor.
She also commended the judiciary for its boldness and unfettered commitment to the sacred principles of honor, good conscience and the truth.
“Indeed, it has shown that its role as the defender of the defenceless in a democracy remains strong and sacred,” said Aliyu.
She exhorted the judiciary to remain hail and alive to its avowed commitment to dispensing justice to all in the collective effort to enthrone and sustain an enduring constitutional democracy rooted in free and fair elections, respect for the rule of law and the wishes of the people.
- CAJ News